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Love pancakes and love fruit? How do you feel about mixing the two together? Check out 7 amazing ideas for mixing pancakes with fruit.
Here’s what you need to make the pancake batter.
The amount of the ingredients depends on how many pancakes you want to make. The batter should be thicker for American style pancakes; it should drip from the spoon. The French style or crepes call for a batter that flows from the spoon. And now we can begin.
Let us start with a classic – the blueberry pancakes. I never miss a blueberry season without making those, and neither should you.
Prepare the batter for American pancakes. Wash the blueberries. Take one ladle of the batter and place on a greased pan. Quickly arrange the blueberries over the pancake and then turn. Bake the pancake on both sides. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar or any other way you like.
These are a bit fancy, but taste really amazing. Besides the ingredients for pancakes, you’ll also need fresh strawberries and whipped cream or vanilla ice cream – or both, why not?
Make your pancakes any style you prefer, both versions go perfect with strawberries. If you’re making crepes, fill them with ice cream and sliced strawberries, roll them up and serve with whipped cream. For American style – arrange your pancakes in a tower, placing the layer of strawberries between each piece. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
The idea here is to serve regular pancakes with homemade forest fruit topping. Just take your fresh or frozen forest fruits, add some sugar and put on a stove to cook. Leave until the mass thickens and pour over your pancakes. Leave some of the fruit for garnishing. This also goes perfect with vanilla ice cream.
Well, this is not really mixing pancakes with fruit only, but I have to tell you that banana choco chip combination is so much better than only banana.
Squash a banana or two with a fork and add this to your pancake batter. Add choco chips too, and bake your pancakes. Serve with sliced bananas and maple syrup. Oh yeah, and don’t make these too often. They are delicious but quite rich in calories as well.
When I first made those a friend of mine asked me if I actually wanted to bake muffins instead of pancakes. She couldn’t get her hands off them once she’s tried them.
These call for American style explicitly. Chop or grind some apples and add them, together with the cinnamon, into your pancake batter. Bake and serve with apple sauce or maple syrup. You’ll be surprised how delicious they are.
I comfort myself with these pancakes during the winter, when I long for fresh apricots and all other summer fruits. And they are the perfect comfort food.
Take all the dried fruits you like, or can get your hands on. I use raisins, dates, prunes and dried apricots. Chop them finely and add them into the pancake batter. Bake the pancakes and serve with maple syrup. I warn you – you’ll eat a lot more than you planned to.
These come in the end of the list, because quite frankly they are not really easy to make. These are the famous French style pancakes – delicious and very fancy.
You’ll need to make the batter for crepes and to get: 100gr of sugar, 35gr of butter, 150ml of freshly squeezed orange juice, 3tbs of Grand Marnier, 2tbs of brandy and 1 whole orange.
Bake the pancakes and fold them into triangles. Put the sugar with 1tbs of water in a pan and let it melt. Add butter and cook until golden brown – watch out not to burn it. Add orange juice, some ground orange peel, Grand Marnier and brandy. Simmer for a couple of minutes and add one folded crepe at a time. Dip each crepe in the sauce. If you’re skilled – flambé the crepes. Serve your crepes Suzette with the sauce and orange wedges.
Well, these are my favorite recipes for pancakes with fruit. I hope you like them and I strongly encourage you to try them all.
Let me know how they turned out.
If you’re a vegetarian or just a veggies lover learn how to easily make these 5 awesome veggie dishes! Lots of people don’t even acknowledge a dish if it doesn’t have meat in it. But don’t be quick to judge these 5 dishes based on the fact they’re simply based exclusively on vegetables.
Try one or some of these and see how a healthier option for a lunch or dinner meal can taste just as amazing as your regular meat packed meal.
Ingredients (for 7 servings):
Make this a vegetarian dish by using vegetable bouillon cubes instead of the chicken ones.
Ingredients (for 6 servings):
Use the vegetables you like and don’t follow the list blindly to make it more to your liking.
Ingredients (for 12 servings):
Add a bit of pizza sauce and cheese in the topping to make it more pizza-like.
Ingredients (for 6 servings):
Being on a diet doesn’t mean eating the same, monotonous food every day. If we want to succeed in our diet goals, we need to have a variety of different dishes and tickle our palate with appetizing meals whenever we can. Try out the following diet food recipes for weight loss and you’ll be surprised how delightful and tasty they are.
Cook the Cod Fillet
Wash end clean carrots with a vegetable peeler, making sure to remove only a thin layer, in order to preserve nutrients that are near the surface. Cut them into thin slices. Place the cod fillet in an oval saucepan and sprinkle it with freshly chopped chives, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Add 1 bay leaf and 3 garlic cloves. Pour cold water over it to cover it by ½ inch. Cook over a very low fire until the cod fillet becomes tender. When done, remove the fillet from the pan and place it on a plate. Sprinkle with 5 tablespoons of cooking liquid.
Make the Broccoli Potage
Peel the potato and cut it into 1 inch cubes. Wash the broccoli rosettes and put them together with potatoes inside a pot. Cover with water, add salt and boil for 15 minutes, or until soft. Remove the bay leaf from the fish liquid, drop broccoli and potatoes inside and blend everything (together with carrots), until smooth. Add some more hot water if too dense. Bring it to a boil again for 1 minute, season with more salt if necessary and set aside.
Prepare the Lemon Dressing
Add ½ teaspoon of finely chopped garlic cloves to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (240 calories). Squeeze half a lemon, pour the juice into the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Beat well with a small spoon.
Wash the salad, drain it well and put it on a large plate. Cut the cod fillet in 1½ inch pieces and place them on top of the salad. Season everything with lemon dressing and add more salt if you like.
Pour a few ladles of warm broccoli potage into a soup bowl and sprinkle with a few drops of olive oil and some chili powder (it will speed up your metabolism!).
Eat whatever you wish first! It’s one of the best diet food recipes for weight loss and overall health.
Slice carrots and the leek into thin pieces. Drop tomatoes into the boiling water for 30 seconds to allow skin to slip off easily. Peel them and chop them into small cubes. Cut the chicken breast into 1 inch pieces.
Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil (240 calories) and ¼ cup water into a sauce pan. Add salt, pepper, 1 rosemary sprig, 5 sage leaves and sliced leek and carrots. Cut juniper berries in two and add these as well. Simmer until tender, but not mushy. Stir in chicken breast cubes, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon wine and add some water if necessary. Simmer for 10 more minutes, or until chicken is soft. Mix chopped tomatoes and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, stirr once in a while. Set aside.
Put ⅓ cup rice inside a small saucepan and add cold water to cover it by ½ inch. Put on the lid and let steam on a very low fire without stirring at all, until cooked.
Arrange rice and chicken tomato sauce on a plate and enjoy this delicious diet food recipe.
Prepare the Yogurt Dressing
Mix chopped parsley and curry powder with yogurt, add salt and pepper and beat well. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the yogurt to cool and thicken a little.
Bake the Veggies
This is a very easy diet food recipe! Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Oil a baking pan with ½ tablespoon olive oil (60 calories). Mix vegetables and season them with salt and pepper. Put them inside the pan and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until tender. 10 minutes before they are done, sprinkle 3 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese (66 calories) over the veggies to get a crispy and tasty crust.
Enjoy the Meal
Put hot roasted veggies on a plate and pour some curry yogurt dressing on top of them. This great diet food plate will deliciously tickle your palate from the very first bite to the last!
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